Open Your Eyes!

So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Mark 10:51 NKJV

I was standing in faith for God’s provision but couldn’t see how He would solve a particular problem. If  there was to be a solution, God would have to provide it.

During this time, a piece of mail sat on my kitchen counter. God finally drew me to it because I have a huge stack sitting there. I half heartedly opened it and in the envelope was my answer.

Often what we need and prayed for is right before us if only we would see what God has done!

Our blessings can’t bless us if we don’t “see” them. To see them, we must open our eyes and minds. Our assumptions cloud our vision!

We must train ourselves to see God’s presence and provision in the midst of our trials!   DSC_0321 (2)

My “answer” looked like junk mail! How many times do we overlook answers to our problems simply because they don’t appear the way we expect them to?

God often directs people to us, but we can easily look past them because they don’t look or act the way we do. Wisdom, friendship, understanding, and comfort we lose because we are blind to what is really there.

I read an interesting statement recently. “We are so busy trying to work up to God that we fail to see He has already reached down to us.” ***  

The posturing, rituals, and habits we propose to worship Him sometime get in the way of truly communing with God.  When we look for God all around us, we can abide with Him right where we are.

Open your eyes and open your mind to something different. Different people. Different places. Different possibilities.

You just may find the blessing you’ve been searching for has been in front of you all along.

Open your eyes and see…


***If you are the author of these words I can not get out of my mind please let me know so I can link back to your original post!

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


    1. Thanks for stopping by Eric. It’s always great to see you. I don’t normally have the opportunity to get on WP on Sundays so I’ve rather enjoyed my day.

      My sites are always under construction in my mind so I’m glad you like the new layout. I’ve still got a lot left to do on them.

      I found one of my favorite poems, IF on your site so that was a bright spot in my day! And THANK YOU! highlighting my posts on your site.

      Your generosity never fails to amaze me! Peace and Blessings to you! 🙂 Lilka

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      1. Yes, I really liked your blog-lift. I wish I could have a widget that allows links to favorites of mine from other bloggers… I love that I have the Posts I Like images on my pages… I love my blog. 😀


  1. So often we pray for wisdom and guidance but we have the answer already, right before our eyes, if we but look. I’ve missed it so many times when I’ve allowed things to overwhelm me and bring me down and sometimes it’s hard to see clearly through the fog. Thank you Lilka for this beautifully encouraging message to remind us that we need to keep our eyes open. I hope you have a blessed weekend 🙂


  2. “Often what we need and prayed for is right before us if only we would see what God has done!”

    God’s ways are truly not like our ways. You’re right, it is all about perspective.


  3. I’m forever praying for God to open my eyes to what He wants me to see, because I know it’s there, I just always seem to be blind to it. Or certainly, I fail to understand it if I DO see it. I always feel as though I’m missing what He’s trying to tell me, or show me. It’s certainly a challenge shifting that clouded vision, but we know it can be done 🙂


  4. Oh!.. Amazing words my sister! I need to get unstuck from my comfortable zone. “Open your eyes and open your mind to something different. Different people. Different places. Different possibilities.” I love that! GOD BLESS 🙂


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